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1. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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53 Metascore

The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley

Votes: 256,291

2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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43 Metascore

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix, causing the X-Men to decide if her life is worth more than all of humanity.

Director: Simon Kinberg | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 124,356 | Gross: $65.85M

3. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 622,078 | Gross: $85.16M

4. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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70 Metascore

As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Votes: 276,775 | Gross: $216.65M

5. A Little Princess (1995)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 30,479 | Gross: $10.02M

6. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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32 Metascore

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe

Votes: 159,918 | Gross: $103.14M

7. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 182,019 | Gross: $41.60M

8. Lights Out (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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58 Metascore

Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Billy Burke

Votes: 106,880 | Gross: $67.27M

9. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 77,434 | Gross: $11.24M

10. The Secret Garden (1993)

G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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74 Metascore

A young, recently-orphaned girl is sent to England after living in India all of her life. Once there, she begins to explore her new, seemingly-isolated surroundings, and its secrets.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott

Votes: 34,460 | Gross: $31.18M

11. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 18,298

12. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 72,709 | Gross: $55.48M

13. Annabelle: Creation (2017)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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62 Metascore

Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 102,421 | Gross: $102.09M

14. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 108,792 | Gross: $0.33M

15. The Orphanage (2007)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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74 Metascore

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 141,478 | Gross: $7.16M

16. Leap! (2016)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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48 Metascore

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Directors: Eric Summer, Éric Warin, Mimi Maynard, Paulette Victor-Lifton | Stars: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler

Votes: 18,003 | Gross: $24.70M

17. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

Votes: 34,086 | Gross: $27.10M

18. Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

9.2
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In a primitive tribal world where strange, monstrous, animalistic machines roam the wilderness, a brave young female warrior goes on a quest to learn the truth about her mysterious origin and the state the world is in.

Director: Mathijs de Jonge | Stars: Ashly Burch, Laura van Tol, Ava Potter, JB Blanc

Votes: 7,220

19. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 8,630 | Gross: $20.00M

20. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 20,534 | Gross: $73.03M

21. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.4
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Cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry reluctantly work together to save a young girl from her evil aunt.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Tony Jay

Votes: 8,843 | Gross: $3.56M

22. Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, ... See full summary »

Director: Can Ulkay | Stars: Çetin Tekindor, Ismail Hacioglu, Kyung-jin Lee, Kim Seol

Votes: 29,396

23. In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.8
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73 Metascore

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Non, Ava Pickard, Kenna Pickard, Karen Strassman

Votes: 7,152

24. Prime Cut (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins

Votes: 4,246

25. Jane Eyre (1996)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin, Nic Knight

Votes: 8,697 | Gross: $5.20M

26. Dheepan (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers

Votes: 12,974 | Gross: $0.25M

27. The Thief Lord (2006)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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After their mother dies, two boys flee their mean aunt and head for Venice, Italy, where they meet Scipio, the mysterious "Thief Lord." Along with a small gang of abandoned kids, the boys start robbing the rich to support themselves.

Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

Votes: 5,630

28. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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61 Metascore

A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 4,318

29. The Little Princess (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to South Africa to fight in the Second Boer War.

Directors: Walter Lang, William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 5,314

30. Summer 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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81 Metascore

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 5,212 | Gross: $0.18M

31. Amanda (2018)

G | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

After his sister is brutally killed, David finds himself in charge of his 7 year old niece, Amanda.

Director: Mikhaël Hers | Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Isaure Multrier, Stacy Martin, Ophélia Kolb

Votes: 1,464

32. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, U.S. marine, Maj. Matt Lewis, along with British consul, Sir Arthur Robertson, develop a plan to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force can arrive.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,651

33. Adoration (2019)

98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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12-year-old Paul lives an isolated existence with his mother, who works at a private psychiatric hospital in the woods near their house. One day, Paul encounters a young teen named Gloria, ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Thomas Gioria, Fantine Harduin, Benoît Poelvoorde, Anaël Snoek

Votes: 260

34. The Sandman (III) (2017)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.4
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A little girl with formidable powers imagines into existence the Sandman, a terrible monster from her nightmares that brings harm to anyone who wants to hurt her.

Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Haylie Duff, Tobin Bell, Shaun Sipos, Shae Smolik

Votes: 1,224

35. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.1
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 16,916 | Gross: $0.26M

36. Emily of New Moon (1998– )

TV-G | 60 min | Drama

7.5
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An orphan is sent to live with relatives in picturesque turn-of-the-century Prince Edward Island.

Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy, Susan Clark, Jessica Pellerin

Votes: 390

37. The Uncanny (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

5.7
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Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.

Director: Denis Héroux | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Joan Greenwood, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,117

38. Kite (1998)

50 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.7
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She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

Stars: Konami Yoshida, Kinryû Arimoto, Kôsuke Okano, Tatsuo Matoba

Votes: 3,628

39. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 10,481 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Marguerite & Julien (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.9
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35 Metascore

An aristocratic brother and sister embrace passion and hope as they flee from society. A story of desire, love and death beyond all morality.

Director: Valérie Donzelli | Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Frédéric Pierrot, Aurélia Petit

Votes: 793

41. Shoot Out (1971)

GP | 95 min | Western

6.2
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A former bank robber searches for his double crossing partner who left him for dead, while having to look after a 6 year old girl.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 1,427

42. The Guardians (2017)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

6.7
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81 Metascore

Women are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours

Votes: 1,499 | Gross: $0.18M

43. Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (1974)

28 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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This animation series follows the childhood "adventures" of a girl named Heidi, who lives with her grandfather somewhere on the Alps.

Stars: Randi Kiger, Vic Perrin, Kazuko Sugiyama, Kôhei Miyauchi

Votes: 4,194

44. The Silence of the Sea (2004 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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In a small town in the West of France, during the German Occupation, a room is requisitioned by a Wehrmacht captain, Werner von Ebrennac. The house where he now stays is inhabited by young ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Boutron | Stars: Julie Delarme, Michel Galabru, Thomas Jouannet, Marie Bunel

Votes: 873

45. Rainbow: Nishakubou no shichinin (2010– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Set in 1955, the anime follows the story of seven teenagers locked in a reformatory, waiting for a ray of light in a daily hell of suffering and humiliation, focusing especially on how they faced the life once regained freedom.

Stars: Shun Oguri, Romi Pak, Takaya Kuroda, Tatsuya Hasome

Votes: 1,413

46. New Life (2016)

PG | 88 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Ben met Ava at age seven standing in his driveway. As the two journey together through the seasons of life, a tragedy occurs that leaves their entire future in jeopardy.

Director: Drew Waters | Stars: Barry Corbin, James Marsters, Terry O'Quinn, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 664

47. Anne of Green Gables (1934)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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A romantic teenage girl is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings in turn-of-the-century Canada.

Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, O.P. Heggie, Helen Westley

Votes: 999

48. Imaginaerum (2012)

86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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A coma sends an old man into his childhood's sinister fantasy world, where he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it's too late.

Directors: Stobe Harju, Mark Roper | Stars: Francis X. McCarthy, Glenda Braganza, Helene Robbie, Ilkka Villi

Votes: 5,858

49. Father Murphy (1981–1983)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.5
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John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 216

50. Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995 TV Movie)

G | 92 min | Family, Musical

5.1
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Annie (Ashley Johnson) is back. Along with her friends Molly (Camilla Belle), Hannah (Emily Ann Lloyd), her dog Sandy (Jessie), and her wealthy father Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (George Hearn)... See full summary »

Director: Ian Toynton | Stars: Ashley Johnson, Joan Collins, George Hearn, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 553



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